Volunteer

Earth Day Work Day is April 6, 2019

If you would like to volunteer at Silver Lake Nature please fill out a volunteer application and contact Arden to schedule an appointment.    Vol App Fnl

Arden Williams
267.880.5020
awilliams@buckscounty.org

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Volunteer Opportunities/Events Coming Soon…

Annual Volunteer Recognition

March 23, 2019 10 am- 12pm.

Volunteers will be recognized for their work and dedication to Silver Lake directly after the Annual Members Meeting adjourns.  Volunteers will be awarded with Certificates of Participation.

(Please contact Arden Williams to pre-register)

 

Volunteer Work Days-from 9 am to 2 pm (rain or shine)
April 6th is our Earth Day Work Day!

Please come out and help us maintain our grounds. Lunch is included.

OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Trail and Ground Maintenance Crew
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to regularly maintain the ponds and flower gardens on the grounds. You would be able to set your own schedule and work at your own pace. There is no replacement for the joy and sense of accomplishment you can experience from tending a garden or maintaining a pond habitat.

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Volunteers of the Quarter:

Wm. Roger Clark

Roger is a long-time member and volunteer at the Nature Center. He is most notably famous for the mural he completed in September 2009 which graces the front of the Nature Center building. For the past several months, Roger has been painting a second mural on the back wall of the kayak garage near the Earthship which faces the stone meditation circle. You can view a history of his work by visiting his online art gallery at: theartfulroger.net.

Roger is also a passionate volunteer who assists us with trail mapping, kayak instruction, and waterway cleanups. He has been very instrumental in getting our kayak program up and running again. A few years ago, when our long time kayak instructor moved on from the Nature Center to pursue other life endeavors, there was no one to step up to replace her. We received many phone calls and inquiries from members and visitors about the return of kayak programming to the schedule, and before the start of the next kayak season, Roger was on board. He helped to organize, repair, and clean all of the equipment, register the kayaks and train the staff for the season ahead.

The season did not disappoint, although Roger did have to forego leading the last couple of programs; luckily his trained assistants were there to pick up the slack. Since then, the kayak program has expanded to now include specialized water safety training for the staff, a kids kayaking program, and kayak fishing. Roger and I have this inside joke about others calling him “Uncle Mr. Rogers.”

To that we say, “Thank you, Roger, for your heart and your art. Because of you, the neighborhood is a more wonderful place to play and enjoy.”

 

 

Volunteer Accomplishments:

The Community Crafting Club put together hygiene bags consisting of a crocheted bath sponge, body wash, hand lotion, deodorant, and chapstick. The items were donated by the crafting club and bundled in a sewn reusable cloth storage bag. These bags were donated to Libertae, Inc. located in Bensalem. Also two more quilts were made and donated to the Quilts-For-Kids organization.

Artist Wm. Roger Clark has finished the mural on the back wall of the kayak garage.

In October we partnered with Ocean Conservancy, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, and DOW to host an International Coastal Waterway Cleanup event. The event brought 72 volunteers from the community and other partnering organizations into the Nature Center to help us remove litter from Magnolia Lake, Silver Lake, and Cassalia Pond and their shorelines. We collected more than 30 bags of trash and recyclables. Some other notable items that were removed from the water or shoreline were a television, a couch, and a kid’s bounce house. Thank you to the following organizations that had volunteers who came out to help us keep our waterways clean: DOW; G.O.A.L; ProAct; Pennsylvania Master Gardeners and Penn State Watershed Monitors; Delaware Valley Motor Boat Club; Sierra Club; Friends of Silver Lake Nature Center; and students from Century 21, Truman High School, Villa Joseph Marie, Boy Scouts and CSF.

So please do join up with us and see what amazing things you can do while you’re here!

If you would like to volunteer,
Please contact Arden at the Center.
267.880.5020
awilliams@buckscounty.org

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Arden Williams: Coordinator of Volunteers and Administrative Assistant

If you would like to volunteer,
Please contact Arden at the Center.
267-880-5020
awilliams@buckscounty.org

 

Volunteer Handbook